A report from Autocar suggests that the Kawasaki Z900 RS will be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo next month. The bike may be launched in the country at or after the expo. Kawasaki unveiled the Z900 RS at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October last year. The Kawasaki Z900 RS is a retro-modern motorcycle, with the Z900’s underpinnings.
The design of this motorcycle is reminiscent of the iconic Kawasaki Z1 Super Four 900 of 1972. The lighting systems are all-LED. The motorcycle features a twin-pod instrument cluster with analogue speedometer and tachometer. There is a multifunctional digital inset in between as well.
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Kawasaki has borrowed the Z900’s engine for this motorcycle. The 948cc in-line four-cylinder engine produces 111 PS at 8,500 rpm and 98.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine mates with a 6-speed transmission. For suspension duties, the Z900 RS employs a 41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. The rear comes with a Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. Brakes include dual 300 mm discs with Monobloc radial callipers, and a single 250 mm disc with single piston calliper.
The Kawasaki Z900 RS is likely to cost around INR 1-1.3 lakhs more than the Z900. The Z900 costs INR 7.68 lakhs ex-showroom. Its chief rival would be the Triumph Bonneville T100.
[Source: Autocar India]